Os informamos de un curso de verano, Summer School “Engineering Visions” , a realizar en la universidad socia Erasmus ETSINF Lodz University of Technology (Lodz, Polonia) del 24 de agosto al 3 de septiembre de 2016. La inscripción es gratuita y la organización busca el alojamiento (aprox. 10 EUR/noche) y cubre el desayuno, la comida durante los días del curso y la cena final (más información a continuación). La fecha máxima de solicitud es el 19 de junio (enviando la solicitud:Registration form a krzysztof.podstawek@p.lodz.pl).

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During the workshops using the Design Thinking method, students reflect on the challenges facing our world today and create engineering visions for life on Earth in the next decades. In group projects they will flesh out their engineering vision for a “better world”. In addition to working on an issue from a particular field, the students will also develop:

  • Awareness
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Innovative way of thinking

The engineer of the future must be able to express his knowledge in a way that is accessible to the general population. Today, the population lacks a general understanding of a number of technological advances. Discussions tend to rapidly digress into passionate discourses. The job of an engineer will be more and more to pass on his knowledge to the general population in a way that they can understand. Thus, it is imperative for engineers to be exposed to courses in humanities, social studies, ethics, and philosophy. It is up to them to be able to explain the choices our society makes.

WHO?

Primarily for undergraduate students, with the home university choosing the semester. Postgraduate students (Master) may participate if the home university considers this desirable. Open for all engineering study courses, including also for example natural sciences and design.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

19.06.2016

HOW TO APPLY?

Registration form (Registration form) to be returned to krzysztof.podstawek@p.lodz.pl(link sends e-mail)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of instruction: English
Credits: 4 ECTS

CONTACT

Academic issues: Grażyna Budzińska (grazyna.budzinska@p.lodz.pl(link sends e-mail)
Administrative issues: Krzysztof Podstawek (krzysztof.podstawek@p.lodz.pl(link sends e-mail))

PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Regarding the costs, there is no participation fee and the costs covered by the students are: travel, accomodation (we booked them places in our Student hotel – double rooms for 40PLN (around 10euros per night), also they will have to partially cover the costs of a trip which we have in plans (also around 10 euros). The university will cover their breakfasts and lunches, the farewell dinner and also co-fund the trip.